NIER International Symposium on Education Reform, FY2020(Online)
(Phase 2 Symposium on Educational Innovation Taking Advantage of the Progress of Advanced Information Technology)

Realizing Equitable and Quality Education through the Help of ICT

Outline

 Dates : February 16th, 2021 1:00-5:15pm
Venue : Virtual (Zoom)
Participant Capacity : 1,500
Language : Japanese-English (Simultaneous Translation)


How can we prospect and realize educational innovation taking advantage of the progress of advanced information technology (AI, big data analysis, etc.)? This symposium will focus on equity as well as quality in education, which is seriously being challenged across the globe in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak, and discuss the prospects and challenges for the realization of equitable and quality education through the help of ICT.

Program

Time Contents
13:00 Opening Address
 ASADA Kazunobu(Director General, NIER)
13:05 Introduction
 FUJIWARA Fumio(Director, Dept. for Elementary and Secondary Education Research, NIER)
13:10 Part 1(Research findings)” Evidence and implications for the realization of equitable and quality education through the help of ICT”
① “COVID-19 and student performance, equity, and U.S. education policy”
 Emma GARCÍA(Economist, Economic Policy Institute, USA)
 ※videotape
② "Schools' responses to Covid-19: the impact of the pandemic on pupil engagement and learning"
 Julie NELSON(Senior Research Manager, National Foundation for Educational Research, UK)
 ※videotape
③ "What promotes the use of ICT in pursuing equitable and quality education?"(NIER, Japan)
 TSUYUGUCHI Kenji(Professor, Graduate School of Education, Ehime University ,and Visiting Researcher, NIER)
 Commentators: UZUKI Yuka(Senior Researcher, Dept. for Elementary
and Secondary Education Research, NIER)
 SHIROUZU Hajime(Senior Researcher, Dept. for Elementary and Secondary Education Research, NIER)
 Chair: FUJIWARA Fumio(Director, Dept. for Elementary and Secondary Education Research, NIER)
 ※Please note that presentation titles may change.
14:30 break
14:35 Part 2(Demonstrations)”Demonstration school efforts to realize equitable quality education through the help of ICT”
① Board of Education , Akiota Town, Hiroshima Pref.
 MENDA Kumiko(Board of Education Chief, Akiota Town, Hiroshima Pref.)
 IIKUBO Shinya (Project Research Associate, Center for Research and Development on Transition from Secondary to Higher Education, University of Tokyo, and Visiting Researcher, NIER)(Chair)
② Board of Education, Kumamoto City.
 HONDA Yuki (Deputy Director, Kumamoto Education Center)
Commentators:
 ISHII Terumasa (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education, Kyoto University) KASHIWAGI Tomoko(Professor, College of Social Sciences, Ritsumeikan University, and NIER Project Member)
15:45 Break
15:50 Part 3(Visionary talks)”Prospects and challenges for the realization of equitable quality education through the help of ICT”(Tentative title)
① ISHII Terumasa (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education, Kyoto University)
② KASHIWAGI Tomoko (Professor, College of Social Sciences, Ritsumeikan University, and NIER Project Member)
③ HORITA Tatsuya (Professor, Graduate School of Information Sciences ,Tohoku University, and Fellow, NIER)
④ Marlene SCARDAMALIA(Professor, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto)※videotape
 Chair: SHIROUZU Hajime(Senior Researcher, Dept. for Elementary and Secondary Education Research, NIER)
17:10 Closing address
 SATO Yasunori (Deputy Director, NIER)

Registration

URL: https://www.supportoffice.jp/niersympoen
Application deadline: Februray 8th, 2021

Contacts

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TEL: 03-5946-8848 E-mail: nieris2021@supportoffice.jp
10:00~17:00(excluding weekends and holidays)

Report

Contents Documents
Opening Address
 ASADA Kazunobu(Director General, NIER)
Document A
Introduction
 FUJIWARA Fumio(Director, Dept. for Elementary and Secondary Education
Research, NIER)
Document B
Part 1(Research findings)”Evidence and implications for the realization of equitable and quality education through the help of ICT”
  ①"COVID-19 and student performance, equity, and U.S. education policy"
Emma GARCÍA(Economist, Economic Policy Institute)
Document C
  ②"Schools' responses to Covid-19: the impact of the pandemic
on pupil engagement and learning"
Julie NELSON(Senior Research Manager,
National Foundation for Educational Research)
Document D
  ③ "What promotes the use of ICT in pursuing equitable and
quality education?"(NIER, Japan)
TSUYUGUCHI Kenji(Professor, Graduate School of Education,
Ehime University, and Visiting Researcher, NIER)
Document E
Commentators: UZUKI Yuka(Senior Researcher, Dept. for Elementary
and Secondary Education Research, NIER)
Document F
SHIROUZU Hajime(Senior Researcher, Dept. for
Elementary and Secondary Education Research, NIER)
Document G
Chair: FUJIWARA Fumio(Director, Dept. for Elementary
and Secondary Education Research, NIER)
 
Part 2(Demonstrations)"Demonstration school efforts to realize equitable quality education through the help of ICT"
  ①Board of Education, Kumamoto City.
    HONDA Yuki (Deputy Director, Kumamoto Education Center)
Document H
  ② Board of Education, Akiota Town, Hiroshima Pref.
    MENDA Kumiko(Board of Education Chief, Akiota Town, Hiroshima Pref.)
Document I
    IIKUBO Shinya (Project Research Associate, Center for Research and
Development on Transition from Secondary to Higher Education,
University of Tokyo, and Visiting Researcher, NIER)(Chair)
 
    Commentators: ISHII Terumasa (Associate Professor, Graduate School of
Education, Kyoto University)
 
KASHIWAGI Tomoko(Professor, College of Social
Sciences, Ritsumeikan University,
and NIER Project Member)
 
Part 3(Visionary talks)”Prospects and challenges for the realization of equitable quality education through the help of ICT”(Tentative title)
 ①HORITA Tatsuya (Professor, Graduate School of Information Sciences,
Tohoku University, and Fellow, NIER)
Document M
 ②KASHIWAGI Tomoko (Professor, College of Social Sciences,
Ritsumeikan University, and NIER Project Member)
Document N
 ③ISHII Terumasa (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education,
Kyoto University)
Document O
 ④Marlene SCARDAMALIA(Professor, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education,
University of Toronto)
Document P

  Chair: SHIROUZU Hajime(Senior Researcher, Dept. for Elementary
and Secondary Education Research, NIER)
 
Closing address
 SATO Yasunori (Deputy Director, NIER)
Document Q